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A history of the ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC

Marc Van De Mieroop.
  • Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016.
  • Third edition.
  • 1 online resource.
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Local Subjects
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Geschiedenis (vorm)
Series
Summary
  • Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition of A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC presents a comprehensive overview of the multicultural civilizations of the ancient Near East. Integrates the most up-to-date research, and includes a richer selection of supplementary materials Addresses the wide variety of political, social, and cultural developments in the ancient Near East Updated features include new "Key Debate" boxes at the end of each chapter to engage students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues; a comprehensive timeline of events;
Contents
  • Introductory concerns
  • Part I. City-states
  • Origins : the Uruk phenomenon
  • Competing city-states : the early dynastic period
  • Political centralization in the late third millennium
  • The Near East in the early second millennium
  • The growth of territorial states in the early second millennium
  • Part II. Territorial states
  • The club of the great powers
  • The western states of the late second millennium
  • Kassites, Assyrians, and Elamites
  • The collapse of the regional system and its aftermath
  • Part III. Empires
  • The Near East at the start of the first millennium
  • The rise of Assyria
  • Assyria's world domination
  • The Medes and Babylonians
  • The creation of a world empire : Persia
  • Governing a world empire : Persia
  • Epilogue
  • King lists
  • Guide to further reading
  • Comprehensive time line.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9781118718179 (Adobe PDF)
  • 1118718178 (Adobe PDF)
  • 9781118718230 (ePub)
  • 1118718232 (ePub)
  • Alternate version: 9781118718162
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2015009209
  • OCLC: 904507201
  • OCLC: 904507201